(This post originally appeared on Loudersoft on July 2, 2006)
I know I’ve been bad about updating. Okay, well…life is happening. But I can’t just abandon the one thing that keeps it all together, can I? Summertime in Memphis is so hot, your feet can’t touch the pavement and nobody wants to move. It’s 103 in the shade, and it’s that swampy, nasty heat that makes you take three showers a day and still feel funky. So, in honor of the funky, nasty heat of summertime, I dug out some of my favorite jams for you to get you in the groove. Some of these you know, some maybe not. Whatever the case, this here is some random funky R&B, soul, and disco tracks that bring cool breezes. Jamaica funk, that’s what it is. I gotta get it into you. Strap on your roller skates, put on your hot pants, get ready to hit the boardwalk with boombox in hand. Summer is here, nothing left to do but dance.
Two of these tracks appear on the compilation Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story which you can, and should, purchase for maximum enjoyment by clicking here and then buying it.